Jellyfish Review accepts flash fiction and CNF (creative non-fiction) up to 1000 words, so if you can flip us handle over teapot then we want to hear from you.

Please send your submissions to 

Feel free to include a short bio or covering letter with your submission.

We don’t open attachments (long story!) so make sure your piece is pasted into the body of the email.

Maximum word length: 1000 words


As of our second birthday, we are (occasionally) also welcoming non-fiction essays on any topic of up to 2000 words. Let us know it’s an essay!


We are especially keen to publish work by sometimes-marginalized voices – writers of colour, women writers, LGBTQ writers, writers with disability.


Some additional guidelines, in no particular order:

Simultaneous submissions are ok.

Multiple submissions are ok, up to a maximum of 2000 words.

We don’t consider resubmissions or previously published work ( including personal blogs and the like)

If we pass on one piece please feel free to send another as soon as you think you have a good fit, and if we accept a piece, wait until it goes live before submitting again.

We try to say a few words on most of our responses saying what we liked about a piece, hoping this helps writers build a strong idea of what works well for us. Sometimes this is just a few words, and sometimes if we’re especially busy not even that. We don’t offer critical feedback, but believe honest positive feedback can be useful – and it’s fun to give.

Use a font and font-size that’s nice and easy to read. Sometimes pasting stories into the body of an email creates odd-looking formatting, but don’t worry about that. We can figure it out. Let us know, though, if your story has non-standard formatting.

If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask. We try to respond to everything within a few days, so query us if it’s been more than a week.

Any address is fine, but my favourite is Dear Chris 🙂





At Jellyfish Review we ask for first publication rights and the right to display the work for the duration of the journal. Copyright remains with the writer in all cases. If your work is subsequently reprinted elsewhere, please acknowledge Jellyfish Review as the site of first publication. Please note that, at present, we are unable to pay our contributors.

Before posting, we edit stories for punctuation, spelling, grammar and the like. Our response time is very fast, so if you haven’t heard back from us within a week please feel free to query.

We may remove work at any point for any reason without notice.


This page last edited March 2, 2019

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Jellyfish Review Targets for 2019 calendar year 

We want more than 60% of our stories published in this calendar year to be written by women.

We want to publish more than 50 pieces by writers of colour.

At the end of the year, we will assess our progress.

This is the work that excites us, this is the work we want to publish. This is the best work in flash fiction. If we come close to making those targets, then we will have been blessed by talent raining down on us!


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